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Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by misterawo: 11:02pm On Sep 21
KNOW YOUR HISTORY: THAT'S WHY THEY DON'T TEACH IT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

"Ironsi did not abolish the regions.
Decree 34 was never implemented because 5 days after he proposed Decree 34,the Araba riots started in the North and thousands of Easterners were killed from 29 May to 4 June 1966.

It was during his consultation with the regions to sell the Decree 34 to the rest of Nigeria that he was killed in Ibadan some weeks later on 29 July 1966.

The regions remained for over ten months after his death and up till 27 May 1967 when Gowon abolished the regions and replaced it with 12 states.

The Eastern region rejected the 12 state structure and the abolition of the region.Nigeria had to force them to accept it in a 30 months civil war" Mbe Nwaniga

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Re: Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by konoplyanka: 11:18pm On Sep 21
but according to you, he proposed it right?
Re: Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by otosa(m): 11:39pm On Sep 21
\We are just wasting our time. Meanwhile, majority of us know at where the problem started and thank God we have seen the result and instead we should stage in round table and find everlasting solution, we are pretending to be a master of problem solver which we also aware that the attitude is not mere to solve the problem but to enrich the pocket. please let me waka go before that big snake will start come and dance is Asonto.
Re: Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by ZKOSOSO(m): 11:51pm On Sep 21
The North has never believed anyone outside the region can rule them even with the best intention. The Araba crisis of 1966 after the decree 34 was because of the religion and Igbo ancestry of Ironsi.

As soon as Yakubu took over, Araba cries was jettisoned.

Tinubu, Oshomole, Ameachi, Rochas and all Southerners supporting HausaFulaniKanuris-Muslims of the North are pure saboteurs. The HausaFulaniKanuris would never trust them with power.

It's a pity. Nigeria is fvucked.... ab initio ...

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Re: Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by tarano: 1:04am On Sep 22
Ironsi f'ked up. big time.

He had the opportunity to address minority issues. Ironsi should have punished the coupist. Then Ironsi should have created 3 New regions in the North. Possibly add Ilorin and Kabba province to the western region. That way he would have compensated the western region for the the loss of the Midwest region. In the same vain, the minority agitations in the north would have been assuaged by creating 2 new states for the northern minorities.

That way He would have positioned himself favorably. Each regional governor would be protected by Soldiers from that particular region.

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Re: Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by TheKabal: 1:32am On Sep 22
tarano:
Ironsi f'ked up. big time.

He had the opportunity to address minority issues. Ironsi should have punished the coupist. Then Ironsi should have created 3 New regions in the North. Possibly add Ilorin and Kabba province to the western region. That way he would have compensated the western region for the the loss of the Midwest region. In the same vain, the minority agitations in the north would have been assuaged by creating 2 new states for the northern minorities.

That way He would have positioned himself favorably. Each regional governor would be protected by Soldiers from that particular region.


The entire brouhaha in Nigeria was because Ironsi did not have the guts to court justice.

He went on to not only ignore the coupists. But also appoint most Nigerians of Igbo extraction to key positions
Re: Gowon Abolished Regionalism, Not Ironsi by Ratello: 1:48am On Sep 22
TheKabal:


The entire brouhaha in Nigeria was because Ironsi did not have the guts to court justice.

He went on to not only ignore the coupists. But also appoint most Nigerians of Igbo extraction to key positions

Exactly Ironsi undoing however not all key positions had people of Igbo extraction even the North and West were compensated but he opted for merit based style to appoint positions rather than the faulty quote based system the Northerners were used to. ZKOSOSO, I feel you

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